KHASSI (STANDARD). 11 Order of words—The usual order of words is (1) subject, (2) verb, (3) object; but very often, for the sake of emphasis, the verb (usually preceded by the ' article' or pronoun) is put before the subject: u la wan it hr'uo or la wan it brlw, the man came. Generally, it may be said that when emphasis is desired, the word to be emphasised is brought forward (i.e, nearer the commencement) in the sentence. The following examples of K-hassi in its various dialects have been provided by the Deputy Commissioner of the Ehasi and Jaintia Hills. I have already expressed my indebtedness to Sir Charles Lyall for the revision of the proofs. I must also take this opportunity of acknowledging the kindness of the Bev. H. Roberts, the author of the well-known Khassi Grammar and of other excellent works dealing with the language, who has likewise gone through the proofs, and has cleared iip many points regarding which we were in doubt. His intimate knowledge of the various dialects of the language, which he has ungrudgingly placed at my disposal, has rendered it possible to represent them with considerable accuracy.